Quote category: Science
I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.
Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its' cleverness.
The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper.
Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
To every man is given the key to the gates of heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell.
(Buddhist saying often attributed to Richard Feynman.)